cod. 05413

Academic year 2009/10
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Fisiologia (BIO/09)
Discipline biologiche e morfologiche
Type of training activity
64 hours
of face-to-face activities
8 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Learning objectives

To give complete overview of the basic neurophysiological functions


Human Anatomy, Chemistry

Course unit content

Physiology the Nervous System
Functional properties of nervous cells: ionic channels, resting membrane potential and action potential. Mechanisms of synaptic transmission: neurotransmitters and receptors. Neuromuscular synapse. Spinal reflex: stretch reflex and flexor reflex.
Sensory systems. Sensory transduction.. Somatic system: anatomic and functional organization. Pain. Fundamental organization of Cerebral cortex. Somatic cortices. Vision. Fundamental concepts in visual physiology. Visual system. Visual pathways and visual cortex. Motor systems. Cerebellum. Basal ganglia. The primary motor cortex. Cortical pathways to motor neurons. Premotor cortices
Functional organization of the Autonomic nervous System. Sympathetic Division, Parasympathetic Division and the Enteric Division. Autonomic reflex. Functional organization of the Hypothalamus. Neuroendocrine System: Brain-pituitary-Organ Axes

Full programme

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Fisiologia Medica a cura di Fiorenzo Conti. Volume 1. Edi-Ermes editore.

Teaching methods

oral lectures

Assessment methods and criteria

Verbal examination

Other information

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